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The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life

The DTALKS Podcast is a parenting podcast where you can "detox" from the world and get a window into how other people live their lives. Our guests are parents and non-parents alike but each of them have a unique story and journey which will empower you to live your life to the fullest and help your children be better than we are. Come detox with DTALKS.
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Mar 29, 2021

Rajani LaRocca believes that promoting diversity in children’s literature leads to empathy, and empathy makes the world a better place. She writes middle grade novels and picture books. Some of her books reflect her experiences as an immigrant, book nerd, and foodie; some explain medical topics to kids. And some are just ideas that pop into her head and won’t go away. 

In this episode of the podcast Joe talks to author, and doctor Rajani LaRocca about 2 of her books "Red, White, and Whole" & "Much Ado About Baseball". 

They discuss Rajani's background as an author, the reasons why she wrote each of the books, and the importance of representation in children's literature.

Enjoy!

13-year-old Reha, the daughter of Indian immigrants, is torn between two worlds—one with her parents and her Indian community, and one with her friends and 1980s pop culture. But then her mother falls ill, and she is torn in a different way. This middle grade novel-in-verse is about America and India, heritage and fitting in, Hindu mythology and 80’s pop music, holding on and letting go.

Trish moves to the town of Comity, MA and finds herself on the same summer baseball team as her math competition rival, Ben. The two 12-year-olds have to set aside their dislike for each other in order to help their team win, but the team is terrible. When a booklet of math puzzles claiming to reveal the “ultimate answer” arrives, Trish and Ben start solving them, and the team’s luck seems to turn around…or is that because of the unusual snacks they’re getting from the new snack shop in town, the Salt Shaker? When excitement then leads to tragedy, can Trish and Ben find the answer to the ultimate puzzle, or will they strike out when it counts the most? This companion novel to Midsummer’s Mayhem combines math, baseball, food, and magic.

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Snuffy!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Empire Toys!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com
 

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Mar 21, 2021

Nick Silvestri is a brilliant fashion designer/artist who has been a very close friend now for a few years. He has sponsored the show for awhile now and is FINALLY coming on The DTALKS Podcast to share how he built Snuffy! In this episode we talk about art, fashion design, the origins of Snuffy, and even share some personal anecdotes. It's a very fun episode, lots of laughs, and even a few tears. Enjoy!

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Snuffy!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Empire Toys!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com
 

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Mar 15, 2021

Jeremy Nunes is one of the most interesting people I've had the pleasure of speaking to throughout the course of this podcast. The man is a current stand-up comedian, former Mayor, and former Professional Wrestler. Yes, Jeremy Nunes has done it all and he stops by the podcast today to cover each of those topics.

We primarily discuss his latest stand-up special "Who's With Me!?" but we also discuss his upcoming book "You Can't Write City Hall" sharing interesting stories and tidbits about his time as Mayor of his town. Jeremy is a delight and I cannot wait to have him back on the podcast!

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Snuffy!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Empire Toys!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com
 

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Mar 8, 2021

Matt Houk is a man of many talents. Creating Empire Toys the 1st and only Vintage Toy Store in Keller, TX., and Mindfully Elite mental and performance training for athletes and coaches he is all about giving back to the community.

Having known Matt for a number of years I was very excited to sit down for a chat with him, little did I know the journey he would take me on. He shared funny stories, and emotional ones to show how much both of these ventures mean to him. Take a listen, I think you'll enjoy it!

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Snuffy!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

This episode of the podcast is also brought to you by Empire Toys!

Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.
 
With toys and action figures from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale 😅)
 
Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com
 

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Mar 1, 2021

Marcus Johnson, father of one, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz pianist and author of  For The Love Of…Living the Journey of Life with Intention, Love, Passion and Happiness. In the book, Marcus shares a collection of essays containing personal advice, lessons that helped him cope through the highs and lows of his career and practical strategies to discover your purpose, pursue your passion and stay the course despite perceived challenges. Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted albums and has most recently combined his eminently successful music career and love of wine in a unique endeavor with FLO Wine, LLC.
 
As a highly sought-after self-empowerment activist, Marcus has given speeches across the country to inspire audiences with his story including his TEDx talks “Do the Things That Will Make People Say You’re Crazy” and “Why Are We Here?”. 
 
On this episode of the podcast Joe and Marcus discuss music, authenticity, wine, and ones entire creative process. As we near 1 full year of quarantine times Marcus reminds us of how to best "go with the flow" and follow the things that give us love and happiness.
 
#GoWithTheFlo
#beabetterdad
 

To quickly and easily leave a rating/review for this podcast please go to: 

https://ratethispodcast.com/dtalkspodcast

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Snuffy!

Snuffy

Snuffy is a clothing brand about empowering you to show your weird - unapologetically, with bravery and confidence. 10% of profit goes to LGBTQ+ organizations led by Trans* people of color. Shop online now at snuffy.co

The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team! 

https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

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